Your wedding cake is one of the focal points of your reception. Each cake I make is skillfully made from scratch and is as delicious as it is dazzling. I work with you to create your unique cake that distinctly reflects you, the theme and style of your wedding, and tells your story.
I have been baking creatively for 10 years. It began with a cake decorating book my mom gave me, when I was planning my daughter's first birthday. The cake was a success. I was working in a very technical field, but now I had designed and constructed an edible structure. A new skill and passion were born. Over time, I gravitated towards a new profession, an Architecture of the Senses. After years of baking cakes for family and friends, and with experience in both architecture and engineering, I believed I had a solid background for a custom cake business. I launched Gateau in 2008, but I felt there was one thing missing - a background in pastry. I researched that field and enrolled in the Pastry School at the Le Cordon Bleu College in Scottsdale, Arizona. I was taught by some of the top pastry chefs in the business, and my baking skills and knowledge expanded exponentially. My technical and art background are invaluable to my work, as is my strong understanding of the science of baking.
All of our cakes, fillings and frostings are made from scratch. No hydrogenated fats, I use organic ingredients where available, unbleached and unbromated flour and aluminum free leaveners. You can taste the difference.
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JENNIFER · Married on 09/29/2018
Our wedding cake and groom's cake for our 9/29/18 were beautiful and were seriously the best cakes I've ever had. The cake was one of the most important details for me--not so much the design, but I wanted my guests to be blown away by the taste. They are still telling me about the cake--I brought some thawed pieces (from our freezer) to guests who had to leave before we cut the cake--and they loved it. We've had a little bit every now and then with some wine--and we will be sorry when it is gone! We used one of Lora's designs from her Simply Sweet line (the Fabienne)--and it was perfect. Lora's Green Bay Packers design for our groom's cake was awesome. We chose the "Wedding Bliss" flavor for the wedding cake and the "Chocolate Fantasy" for the groom's cake--amazing. The other flavors we chose for our tasting (we got the freshly made boxed samples--great for busy couples!) were divine as well--you'll have a hard time choosing!
Timothy · Married on 06/15/2018
We absolutely LOVED working with Lora. Her shop is so beautiful and she is so nice, we actually stayed to chat with her for about an hour after our wedding cake tasting appointment. Her cakes are phenomenal. I really cannot state that enough. We really had a hard time deciding on which flavor because they were all so good. We ended up selecting a Velvet Vanilla flavored Simply Sweet Non-Custom Cake and decorated with flowers. We provided Lora with a photo of our vision and she executed it beautifully. We also ordered Cinnamon Pear macrons as wedding favors. Our wedding guests were so complimentary of the cake and macrons. Many of our guests asked us where and how we found our baker. After our cake cutting, we asked our wedding planner to please cut a big hunk of cake and have it delivered to our room. After the wedding, we literally sat on the floor of our room and shared a giant piece of wedding cake. It was a one of many highlights of our night. We are already planning to purchase another cake for our birthdays this fall and planning to order a smaller cake for our anniversary next year. We are determined to try all of the flavors now. Look no further than Gateau Distinctive Cakes, there really is no comparison
Alexis · Married on 05/11/2018
Gateau and Lora are AMAZING!!! <3 Everyone was raving about how good the cake and mini apple pies were!!! We actually plan to order a whole new 8 inch round for our 1 year b/c our piece got eaten and also destroyed!!! It was absolutely beautiful and she was so easy to work with!!!
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Beautiful cakes and very kind staff. I've seen a LOT of cakes and I always recommend Gateau to my couples for superb taste and professionalism!
The choice of a baker for your wedding is a critical decision. The cake has to taste good and look good, both of which you will get from the talented staff at Gateau lead by Laura.
Gateau is an amazing artist! Not only are the cakes a true work of art....they are absolutely delicious! Love working with Gateau...class act all the way!!! Highly recommend!